We’re pleased to congratulate the recipients of our third Small Grants round for 2022. We had the pleasure of providing funding to 15 LGBTQIA+ organisations and community groups across Australia with up to $750 towards their projects. Read more below about each recipient and the important work they’re doing in our community.
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation is committed to empowering the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander LGBTQIA+SB community through a range of LGBTQA+ training programs for corporates, organisations and community.
This Small Grant provided funds towards community consultation to develop a live performance workshop series for First Nations LGBTQIA+SB artists. This project is an essential step towards achieving a unique initiative that will provide benefits to an intersectional and under-served sector of the community.
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (4A) is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Sydney, Australia, championing the practices of Asian artists and elevates cross-cultural dialogues between Australia and Asia.
Funding from PFA’s small grant were used for publication for Dorcas Tang’s exhibition at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Love Me Long Time. The exhibition ran during World Pride until August 9th, exploring intersections of queerness, Asian identity, and gender identity.
Acceptance Melbourne Inc
Acceptance Melbourne is a non-profit organisation in Melbourne, Australia that supports Catholics who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and all of their allies.
This grant provided funds to offset the costs of running a 50th anniversary event for Acceptance Melbourne, themed “We honour our trailblazers”.
Co-curated by Tor Evans and Madeline Ferme, Pleasure Project is an annual exhibition highlighting queer women and gender diverse peoples’ experiences of sex, sexuality, intimacy and pleasure.
Funds from PFA’s Small Grant went towards the facilitation of Pleasure Project 2023: I Admire, I Desire during Midsumma 2023 at SOL Gallery.
Glasshouse Hinterland Australian Football Club
Glasshouse Hinterland AFC is a fixture of Landsborough QLD’s community AFL clubs.
The club is working to implement all-inclusive AFL Women’s team and funding from Pride Foundation Australia’s Small Grants round is being towards advertising for LGBTQIA+ identifying people to join the club.
Equal Love Brisbane
Equal Love Brisbane is run by a trans-identifying second year student at the University of Queensland, who has been involved in LGBTQ+ activism for many years.
Their small grant funding has been put towards registration fees to attend the National Union of Students Conference.
ruhmantic is the creative endeavour of Naavikaran, a Refugee South Asian disabled and transgender artist, writer and musician.
The funding from our Small Grant were used by ruhmantic to put on a performance of their new album alongside other queer and gender non conforming BIPOC performers on Trans Day of Visibility.
Trans and Gender Diverse Kids Australia
Trans and Gender Diverse Kids Australia (TGDKA) provides support and resources to trans and gender diverse kids and their families, as well as running events for trans and gender diverse kids to get together with similar kids and help combat social isolation.
TGDKA’s small grant funds are allocated to a website upgrade, enabling them to reach more members and volunteers to help run their events, and to reach more transgender youth or their families to offer and support.
Rainbow Families are an active, vibrant community of volunteers and partners that create the inclusive and safe services, spaces, programs and resources Rainbow Families need to thrive.
They are using their Small grant funds for printing & postage of an informational poster for birth workers around using inclusive language.
Basement Productions are a Perth based alternative and queer performance art and Burlesque collective.
Their small grant was used to pay fees for new production, MORPHOSIS, highlighting all the colours of the Queer artistic rainbow in Boorloo/Perth for the local community.
Rainbow on the River
Rainbow on the River aims to raise the visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
Funds from their Small Grant will be put towards a street parade and Mardi Gras weekend on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June 2023, on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The festival will be held in Laurieton near Port Macquarie.
Karinya House for Mothers and Babies
Karinya House for Mothers and Babies are a homelessness provider for women who are pregnant or parenting a newborn baby and have nowhere else to turn. Right now, they are working to build the capacity of Karinya House for Mothers and Babies to respond to people who identify as LGBTQI+.
They are using their small grant funding towards a workshop for staff titled “Understanding Sex and Gender Diversity,” with the aim for staff to better understand and support members of the LGBTQI+ community.
Flowerdale Community House Inc
Flowerdale Community House Inc is a community centre located in the heart of Flowerdale. The space offers numerous amenities and support programs for any individuals in need. The town currently has no groups, services or supports for the LBGTQ+ community.
Currently they are working on the creation of LGBTQ+ space for 18 year plus with monthly meetings, and small Grant funds will be used for food and soft drink & advertising each month.
Late Blooming Lesbians
Late Blooming Lesbians is an LGBTQIA+ friendly group, with a focus on late blooming Lesbians or those who are questioning their sexuality to share experiences, find support, make friends and gain insights on the LBL journey.
The small grant funding is put towards 2 years of annual fees for Meetup, with remaining funds being towards web hosting fees.
Sunraynbow Connection is a newly formed volunteer run LGBTQIA+ social group in the regional city of Mildura and the Mallee. With over 40 members signed up in the first week, Sunraynbow Connection is a much needed regional community within the LGBTQIA+ space.
The support group’s successful small grant funding will be put towards costs to host social events for the group: catered BBQ’s, 10 pin bowling, coffee meets, etc.